Ep #72: Stress, Show Business, and Meeting Your Heroes with James Roday Rodriguez
June 7, 2023
Today, I’m introducing you to a special guest who I know from my former career in television. He has valuable insights to share on working in TV, meeting your heroes, what it really means to follow your dreams, and the stress of being successful.
James Roday Rodriguez is an actor, writer, director, and producer best known for his starring role in the hit comedy series Psych. He has gone on to work on many other series, including: The Resident, Battle Creek, Rosewood, and Into the Dark. In 2015, he made his feature debut as a director on the film, “Gravy,” which has gone on to become a cult classic horror-comedy.
Tune in this week to discover the importance of working hard and taking opportunities when they’re presented. James Roday Rodriquez is sharing how he combined hard work, talent, and a little bit of luck to forge an impressive career, the biggest thrills of his career, and how he’s dealt with the stress and anxiety of maintaining a successful career.
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What You Will Discover:
- What I always loved about working with James in my days as a television executive.
- How James decided to pursue a career as an actor.
- The project that first exposed James to the realities of how screenwriters can be treated in the industry.
- Why James believes hard work and keeping your eyes on the prize really does pay off.
- James’s experience of meeting and working with his heroes.
- How James has had to face stress and anxiety in some capacity every day of his career.
- What James has done to cope with the stress and anxiety of maintaining a successful career.
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- James Roday Rodriguez: Instagram | IMDb
- Movie: Gravy
- Series: The Resident
- Series: Battle Creek
- Series: Rosewood
- Series: Into the Dark
- Series: Psych
- Series: A Million Little Things
- Movie: Skinwalkers
- Movie: An American Werewolf in London
- Series: Twin Peaks